Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Glencoe, 1997 - Law - 528 pages
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'Introduction to Criminal Justice' explores the past, present, and future operation of criminal justice in the United States. It also provides the contextual basis for a critical understanding of criminal justice in the United States by examining (1) the nature of crime and its consequences, (2) theories of crime and delinquency causation, and (3) criminal law and its application. A separate chapter is devoted to juvenile justice.

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Crime in the United States
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About the author (1997)

Robert M. Bohm(Tampa, FL) is a professor at the University of Central Florida Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. A prolific author and speaker, Professor Bohm's work has appeared in numerous publications, including "Critical Criminology, Justice Quarterly, " and "Journal of Criminal Justice". He is a frequent presenter and speaker for meetings and seminars of a variety of professional associations, including American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and Southern Criminal Justice Association.

He has also been a faculty member in the Departments of Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1989-1995) and at Jacksonville State University in Alabama (1979-1989).In 1973-1974, he worked for the Jackson County Department of Corrections in Kansas City, Missouri, first as a corrections officer and later as an instructor/counselor in the Model Inmate Employment Program, a Law Enforcement Assistance Administration sponsored work-release project.He received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University in 1980.

Dr. Bohm has published more than three dozen journal articles and book chapters in the areas of criminal justice and criminology.In addition to being the author of Deathquest: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States, he is the co-author (with Keith N. Haley) of Introduction to Criminal Justice (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1997; 1999), the editor of The Death Penalty in America: Current Research (Anderson Publishing Co., 1991), the author of A Primer in Crime and Delinquency (Wadsworth, 1997), and the co-editor (with James R. Acker and Charles S. Lanier) of America's Experiment with Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Ultimate Penal Sanction (Carolina Academic Press, 1998).He has been active in the American Society of Criminology, the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and especially the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, having served as Trustee-at-Large (1987-90), Second Vice-President (1990-91), First Vice-President (1991-92), and President (1992-93).In 1989, the Southern Criminal Justice Association selected him as the Outstanding Educator of the Year, and he was selected as Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 1999.

This is his first trade book.

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